Michael Gould

Michael Gould's Biography

Michael Gould is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has received international recognition as a performer and scholar in the field of drum set, contemporary percussion performance, and pedagogy. He has performed and given clinics all over the world. Gould is a faculty member of both the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and the Residential College (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts) at the University of Michigan.

Gould received his Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of Kentucky. He received his Master of Music degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gould has released over 100 educational percussion videos through playalongmusic.com. He has also composed and performed music for a wide range of ensembles and venues, from the M√ľnich Opera and Ballet to National Public Radio. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, athletes, and business professionals. He is working with Henry Pollack, the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on an installation entitled A World Without Ice. Gould's book for the iPad is entitled Drum Diaries and is available worldwide through the iTunes store. He is also the 2013 winner of the University of Michigan Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize for his integrated use of technology with Drum Diaries. Gould is on the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society.

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